Disposal of Needles
We have had a problem the last several weeks with someone throwing away needles/syringes in the bathroom garbage cans. They are not put into any container, just thrown into the garbage. The night cleaning service has found them and justly raised concern for the safety of their people. I checked the CDC and they suggested that proper disposal (if sharps containers are not available) is to put these items into a solid container like a milk carton or soda bottle/can and sealed or closed to insure the items don't come out. We put signs up in every restroom with this information but someone keeps taking them down. Not sure if the person is taking insulin shots or what. Have no idea who it is. We are not a med facility so putting up sharps containers I don't think is required. Anyone else have any experience with this type of thing and what have you done?